Computer Graphics/Desktop Publishing - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 113

Program Information
This program prepares students to obtain graphic designer positions at businesses and agencies, or to operate their own graphics business. Since experience and work samples are important for success in the field, students participate in graphic design internships at area firms and learn to prepare and present portfolios. The instructors are college professors and professional practitioners in the field. In the cutting-edge Mac Lab in the Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, students use industry standard equipment to learn real world applications.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Use standard graphic design software including Photoshop and Illustrator. •Perform operations using a MAC and other graphic design hardware. • Apply 2-D and 3-D terminology, techniques, and knowledge of various mediums. •Create a portfolio that conforms to the basic requirements to transfer successfully into a Graphic Design BA or BFA program. •Use standard desktop publishing software including Quark and InDesign. • Define design principles and the terms associated with each in written form.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/ Computer%20Graphics%20and%20Desktop%20Publishing/ GE%20%20Computer%20Graphics%20Desktop%20Publishing.html

Employment Opportunities:
Entry-level layout, desktop publishing or print production artists

Program Requirements (30)
Credits
AR
110
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
AR
200
2-D Design
4
CG
101
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
CG
102
Computer Illustration
3
CG
104
Typography
3
CG
105
Introduction to Desktop Publishing
3
CG
110
Digital Imaging
3
CG
113
Graphic Web Design
3
EN
231
News Writing I
4

General Education Requirements (6)
Credits
AR
101
Art Appreciation
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3

Total Credits: (36)